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Medical-Surgical Nursing; Critical Thinking for Collaborative Care, Single Volume

ISBN: 9780721604466 | 0721604463
Edition: 5th
Format: Nonspecific Binding
Pub. Date: 4/28/2005

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This innovative medical-surgical resource features a unique collaborative approach that helps readers understand the multidisciplinary nature of medical-surgical care by presenting all medical, surgical, nursing, and other interventions through the framework of the nursing process. In addition to comprehensive med-surg coverage, this book incorporates cutting-edge content in areas such as emergency and mass casualty nursing and genetics. Also features extensive NCLEX® examination preparation materials, including Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination features. Need-to-know coverage of pathophysiology gives readers the knowledge base they need to understand the rationales behind their assessments and interventions. Critical Thinking Challenges help readers develop their skills through brief case scenarios and corresponding critical thinking questions. Answers are on Evolve. Best Practice boxes highlight the very best nursing practices for various medical-surgical nursing procedures. Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing boxes feature key research studies along with levels of evidence to provide readers with a scientific basis for practice. Meeting Healthy People 2010 Objectives boxes demonstrate what nurses can do to help advance these national health objectives. Assessment Using Gordon's Functional Health Patterns boxes help bridge the gap from body systems to functional health assessment. Integrated NIC interventions and NOC outcomes, with NIC Intervention Activities boxes and NIC and NOC icons throughout. Expanded emergency nursing content, with two new emergency nursing chapters in a completely new Concepts of Emergency Nursing unit that includes coverage of mass casualty nursing A new chapter, Genetic Concepts for Medical-Surgical Nursing, works hand-in-hand with Genetic Considerations boxes and Genetic Risks headings throughout the book to illustrate the genetic aspects of health conditions. Enhanced coverage of pharmacology mirroring the new emphasis of the NCLEX® Examination includes Pharmacology Review questions on the Evolve website, identified by a special icon in the margins. 16 innovative Concept Maps show readers how to think clinically about common health conditions. Multimedia icons direct readers to integrated animations and video clips available on the Student CD-ROM and Evolve website. Resource Management boxes introduce readers to the increasingly important economic aspects of care. Expanded complementary and alternative therapy content

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